How often have I found myself feeling overwhelmed at all the things I have on my “to do” list. I just don’t know where to start. I keep having this childish notion that when I go to sleep, half the list will mysteriously get done and when I awaken I will have only half to be completed. I kept having this notion and kept awakening to the complete list plus more to do.

Someone once said to me, just start. What did they mean, just start? Didn’t they know how long my list was and how many things I had to do? How could I just start? What would I do first? They said it did not matter. Just pick one thing, do it and cross it off the list. How alien that was to my thinking, but I had a leap of faith and did one thing, checked it off the list and felt infinitely better. So, I did another thing and crossed it off the list and kept just doing one more thing and before the day was over, I had done most of the items on my list and felt this amazing sense of accomplishment. I came to understand that God was doing for me what I could not do for myself.

God works in my life in mysterious ways and the power to just “get” started sometimes comes from a place I accept but do not understand. What I have learned is that if I take care of the effort, the outcome will always take care of itself.

My prayer for you today is that you just focus on “getting started” and know that you are already successful by having taken action. 

Continue your journey toward spiritual and emotional wellness by contacting me today. You may reach me via phone at 954-755-3764 or email Rabbi Mitch.

Hugs and blessings for a joyous day!


  1. Thanks for this post. Sometimes when I am feeling overwhelmed, I just need to remember to keep it simple and to put one foot in front of the other as I walk my path to healing from incest. Just do one thing is great advice. Stepping out of my comfort zone is easier some days than others. Have a glorious day, week, year, Life.

  2. Thanks Patricia…..When I started my incest healing, being able to do one thing was beyond me….the idea of doing one thing became very powerful in my life on a daily basis…..Hugs and blessings:)

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